Andrew Malahowski joined Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. in 2014, after twelve years in private practice in employee benefits law and employment law. Andrew was previously a partner with an employment and benefits boutique law firm in Chicago, Illinois, where he represented both public and private sector employers in a broad range of employee benefits matters. His counseling experience includes the design, administration, and drafting of employee benefit plans, and he has counseled clients with respect to compliance obligations under ERISA, PPACA, COBRA, HIPAA, and various other employee benefits laws and regulations.
As Compliance Counsel, he assists the many offices of Gallagher’s South Central Region with both day-to-day and long term strategic compliance questions related to health and welfare plans. Andrew has also assisted clients with benefit plan audits and reporting with the IRS, HHS, and DOL. Andrew’s additional depth of experience in employment and labor law allows him to strategize with clients as to other areas affecting their employee benefit plans, such as labor relations, worker classification, and the management of employee leaves of absence.
Andrew is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, cum laude, and the University of Notre Dame Law School, magna cum laude. He is a licensed attorney in the States of Illinois and Texas
Known as a serial renovator, Steve Thomas helped catapult This Old House to the top of PBS’s list of most-watched ongoing series of all time. He was honored with a
Known as a serial renovator, Steve Thomas helped catapult This Old House to the top of PBS’s list of most-watched ongoing series of all time. He was honored with a 1997-1998 Daytime Emmy Award, and a total of nine nominations for “Outstanding Service Show Host.” He went on to highlight green renovation across America on Renovation Nation on Discovery’s Planet Green.
(Thursday) 9:45 am - 10:45 am PST
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Kyle Ahern, Zweig Group
Dr. Pehlivan is a geotechnical engineer specializing in earthquake engineering. She is currently working as a geotechnical engineer with CH2M in Seattle, WA. Dr. Pehlivan specializes in the
Dr. Pehlivan is a geotechnical engineer specializing in earthquake engineering. She is currently working as a geotechnical engineer with CH2M in Seattle, WA. Dr. Pehlivan specializes in the analysis of seismic site response, soil-foundation-structure interaction, probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA), and the seismic design of foundation of structures. She was inspired to build more resilient communities and reduce the risk associated with the earthquakes following the 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake that hit Turkey.
Upon completing her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, she continued her graduate studies specializing in geotechnical earthquake engineering. She obtained her doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 and started working as a consulting engineer in New York City, where she had opportunity to work on seismic design of projects in the US, Mexico, and Canada. During this time she also served as an Adjunct Professor at Manhattan College where she developed and taught seismic portion of a graduate course for practicing engineers on fundamentals of foundation design.
(Friday) 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fairmont Olympic Hotel